Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Help, I'm so there!

The Help comes out on DVD today! Woohoo!! Wish we could have a party (with Deb Raney's bread from yesterday's post, or better  yet Minnie's Caramel  Cake, Mmmmm...) and watch it together tonight.

I posted over at Writes of Passage today, so join us if you can!

Blessings on your Tuesday,

P.S. If you haven't listened to the book on audiobook yet, you haven't lived! ;) Marvelous!


  1. I haven't read it or seen it, but I've been really curious about it. My MIL saw it and she had a different perspective as one who lived in that time. She said it wasn't quite as charming as depicted in the movie.

    Yummy food and friendship and a movie at your house?! I'm totally there!

    A girl can dream, can't I?! :-)

  2. I can see what your MIL means, Linda. But OTOH, while the movie has many charming moments, there are some gut-wrenching ones too. And the book!! If you haven't read the book, please do!! Or better yet, listen to the audiobook. FAN-TAS-TIC! I really loved the movie, but am in "total book love" with the book.

    I wish on that movie night...maybe at the next ACFW Conference! ;)

  3. @Linda,
    It's interesting how different people interpreted this movie and book. My perspective as an African-American woman that grew up in South Carolina, in the 1960's, smack in the middle of segregation(at least in my little town) and whose mother worked part time as a housekeeper and babysitter for a caucasian family is: It was a wonderful portrayal of what I remembered from my childhood. And it honored those women, including my own mother, that in spite of the degradation and hardship they suffered, they did their jobs well and LOVED the children that they helped to raise. It is a piece of history that existed, cannot be ignored or sugar-coated and God in His infinite wisdom deserves the honor and praise for giving His strength to these women..."The Help". Great movie! You should see it!

  4. Well said, Veronica, and thank you for that perspective. SO wish we could watch this together. Will be thinking of you both as I watch it tonight... ; )

  5. Great movie, better book! I'm with you Tamera, loved the book! They did a great job making the movie, but I'm a book girl all the way!

    I was able to see this with my book club and it was great to be able to share with each other! Hopefully you'll be able to watch this with some friends and eat some yummies!!

  6. Laughed and cried while watching this the other night. I so admired several of the women in this movie who gave so much of themselves and had to deal with the prejudices of others. It hurt emotionally to see the lengths some people will go to in order to satisfy their own desire for power. I haven't read the book yet, but usually the book is better than the movie, so I'm sure it's great! Girls night...that would be awesome! : ) Blessings~Stacey

  7. Sandy, I know you and your book club had a blast sharing this together. A perfect book club read!

    And Stacey, SO glad you got to see it and that you loved it. I watched it (late) that night and loved it all over again. And found myself thinking, "Now wait, I would've sworn they'd included "such and such" scene in the movie!" But I guess my imagination just added it in as I watched the movie in the theater. So yes, Stacey, definitely read the book!! It's even better!


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